A functional reporting relationship establishes a connection between positions or organizational units at different management levels based on the specialized nature of the function for which a mutual responsibility is shared. In this type of situation – often referred to as an indirect reporting relationship – the higher level position or unit provides functional guidance and support to positions or units lower in the organizational structure.
ex:Human Resources at Headquarters, for example, has functional responsibility for the area human resources activities, while these activities report administratively and directly to the vice president of Area Operations. There is no formal line of authority in a strictly functional relationship.
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